Soldotna running back turns into a coach after season-ending knee injury

Drew Gibbs Soldotna football

Soldotna running back Drew Gibbs was dreaming of of leading his team to its fourth straight Alaska Medium School state football title this year.  That dream ended in the first quarter of the first game of the year, when Gibbs tore his ACL.

Since the injury, Gibbs, who will appears on Thursday’s High School Football America Radio Show with his dad Trey, has focused on winning another state title by helping coach his teammates for their title run.  Gibbs, who holds several college football offers that you can read about in the High School Football America blog A Family Affair, is now a Soldotna “assistant coach” with duties that include breaking-down game film and working with his peers.

Editor’s Note: You can follow Gibbs’ 2015 journey in the High School Football America blog “A Family Affair”


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Jeff Fisher
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